As you may have noticed over the past few days this blog, as part of the FDL mothership, was being held internet-incommunicado because technology sucks. As a result, we were not able to hold President NObama accountable for all of his 2.6 million federal employees and now America is doomed and the Canadians will probably invade us because those wiley folks from America’s hat can smell weakness like it was a skunky beer.
I welcome our Beiber-spawning overlords.
The good news is that, while we were out of the loop, the only people who matter (the High Dudgeon High Broderites who do not like people who don’t know their place and just show up unannounced and “trash the place“) are banding together to (finally!) fight the Kenyan interloper, as reported by the Lord Varys of the Beltway, Vandeallenhei:
Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration.
Buy-in from all three D.C. stakeholders is an essential ingredient for a good old-fashioned Washington pile-on — so get ready for bad stories and public scolding to pile up.
They are the stakeholders of DC, and thus the world, and you’re just living there and cluttering up the place.
Obama’s aloof mien and holier-than-thou rhetoric have left him with little reservoir of good will, even among Democrats. And the press, after years of being accused of being soft on Obama while being berated by West Wing aides on matters big and small, now has every incentive to be as ruthless as can be.
This White House’s instinctive petulance, arrogance and defensiveness have all worked to isolate Obama at a time when he most needs a support system.
Translation: Obama wears earth tones. Impeach.
Republican outrage is predictable, maybe even manageable. Democratic outrage is not.
The dam of solid Democratic solidarity has collapsed, starting with….
Wait for it. Here it comes. This is going to be devastating….
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s weekend scolding of the White House over Benghazi, then gushing with the news the Justice Department had sucked up an absurdly broad swath of Associated Press phone records.
Because, if you’ve lost Maureen Dowd, you’ve lost Peggy Noonan without the alcoholism and the Reagan-leg humping.
And now we get to watch the “stakeholders” whip up the-scandals-that-aren’t into a frothy brew that is all filler and no killer because of such things, reputations are made.
Dear Canadians: Please take us. Now.